Multiculturalism in Coffs Harbour

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Momentum is building all over the world to cut down on single use plastic – so why not start your own revolution in Plastic Free July 2018.

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City Square

City Square Concept Design

Coffs Harbour City Council invites input from key stakeholders and the broader community to finalise a revised concept design for City Square.

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Trading Places

Trading Places

From 1 July 2018, Coffs Harbour City Council will no longer charge local businesses fees to use footpaths for trade.

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Safer Streets Success

The announcement of over $900,000 in grant funding to improve public safety in Toormina and Coffs Harbour city centre has been welcomed by Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

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Arts Grants

Arts Bringing People Together

A Saltwater Freshwater Festival youth flash mob, a short film about growing up in a coastal town, artist exchanges between local galleries, a science festival...

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PB Area of Concern

Public Warned to Avoid Path at Popular Beach

Recent swell and natural tidal actions have moved the Coffs Creek entrance south making one of the access points to Park Beach South (North Wall Beach) currently unsafe to use.

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Multiculturalism in Coffs Harbour

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The people of Coffs Harbour identified that wellbeing and fostering a sense of community, belonging and diversity were important to us and included it in the Community Strategic Plan.

Council seeks to ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have access to Council services and programmes, can  participate in Council's planning processes and is a welcome place for migrants, refugees and international students.

As an organisation we seek to do this in a number of ways:

  • Coffs Harbour City Council was declared a "Refugee Welcome Zone" in 2008.
  • Council hosts an annual Harmony Festival to coincide with National Harmony Day.
  • The appointment of the Multicultural Advisory Committee​ to raise the profile of multiculturalism in the community and secondly be a point of reference for Council on multicultural issues.
  • Organising Refugee Week activities to acknowledge the contribution of refugees and acknowledge the area's settlement status.
  • Supporting local multicultural communities, services, projects and initiatives.

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Multicultural NSW has developed a Settlement Portal to help connect migrants with the information they need to successfully settle in NSW. 

Council also manages the Coffs Coast Cross-Cultural Community on Facebook.